Minimally Invasive Surgery in Tamil Nadu

BariOSS is one of the leading centres for minimally invasive surgery in Tamil Nadu. Founded by Dr. Christopher, one of the best surgical gastroenterologist in Tamil Nadu, the centre excels in bariatric surgery, minimally-invasive laparoscopic abdominal surgeries, Endoscopic procedures and robotic surgeries. 


In recent times, people opt for minimally invasive surgery techniques as it reduces the size and number of incisions, that the surgeon need to make. It is safer than open surgery. You will usually recover faster, spend less time in the hospital, and be more at ease while recovering.


Dr. Christopher, a highly experienced minimally invasive surgeon in Tamil Nadu, uses small instruments, cameras, and lights that fit through multiple tiny incisions in your skin during minimally invasive surgery. He will perform the surgery without opening up a lot of skin and muscle.


Constant advancements and innovations in minimally invasive surgery make it more advantageous for people with a wide range of ailments.


Laparoscopy is one of the first types of minimally invasive surgery. Robotic surgery is another method of minimally invasive surgery. It gives the surgeon an enlarged 3-D image of the surgical site, allowing them to work with greater precision, flexibility, and control.


Some conditions treated using minimally invasive surgery in Barioss Centres, Tamil Nadu

Dr. Christopher, a renowned bariatric surgeon in Tamil Nadu, specializes in all types of minimally invasive surgery. Some of them include:


Hiatal hernia repair 

Hiatal hernia repair - series—Aftercare: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
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Hiatal hernia is a disorder wherein the upper portion of your stomach bulges through the big muscle that separates your abdomen and chest.

Food and acid can back up into your esophagus if you have a large hiatal hernia, causing heartburn and problems like severe inflammation or esophageal constriction. It could necessitate surgery.

The surgeon repairs the hiatal hernia with surgery that involves sliding your stomach down into your abdomen, reducing the size of the opening in your diaphragm, or reconstructing an esophageal sphincter. 

The surgeon can do it through either open surgery or a minimally invasive procedure called laparoscopy. The minimally invasive surgeon in Tamil Nadu will insert a tiny camera and sophisticated surgical tools through many small incisions in your abdomen during laparoscopic surgery. The procedure is then carried out as your surgeon watches images from your body on a video monitor.



Laparoscopic Colectomy for Treating Colon Carcinoma
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A colectomy is a surgery that removes all or part of your colon. It may be required to treat or prevent diseases and disorders of the colon.

A laparoscopic colectomy, also known as a minimally invasive colectomy, is a procedure that involves making many small incisions in your abdomen. 

Dr. Christopher, a competent gastroenterologist in Tamil Nadu, passes a tiny video camera and special surgical equipment through one incision and special surgical tools through the other incisions. 

The surgeon removes the colon through a small incision in your belly. He will then re-join your digestive system once the colon has been repaired or removed, allowing your body to eliminate waste. Laparoscopic colectomy reduces pain and recovery time after the procedure.


Colon and rectal surgery

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery | The BMJ
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Colon and rectal surgery deal with conditions and disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus. You will need colon and rectal surgery if you suffer from ulcerative colitis, recurrent diverticulitis, colorectal cancer, rectal prolapse, etc.

Dr. Christopher, a minimally invasive surgeon in Tamil Nadu, offers different procedures like laparoscopic hemicolectomy, laparoscopic anterior resection, laparoscopic rectopexy, laparoscopic diverticulitis surgery, and laparoscopic surgery stoma creation and revision, and many more.


Gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy)

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - Mayo Clinic
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A cholecystectomy is a surgery that removes your gallbladder, a pear-shaped organ located on the upper right side of your belly directly below your liver. Bile, a digestive fluid produced by your liver, is collected and stored in it.

During laparoscopic cholecystectomy a tiny video camera and special surgical equipment are inserted through four small incisions into your belly to see into your abdomen and remove the gallbladder. 

The time you can resume normal activities after cholecystectomy is determined by the procedure used by Dr. Christopher, a top gastroenterologist in Tamil Nadu, and your overall health. Patients who have a laparoscopic cholecystectomy may be able to return to work within a few days.


Why is it done?

In the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery became popular as a safe and successful way to address the surgical needs of a wide range of patients. Many surgeons prefer it to traditional (open) surgery in the last 20 years, which needs larger incisions and, in most cases, a more extended hospital stay.

Since then, minimally invasive surgery has become increasingly popular in various surgical specialties, including colon and lung surgery. Dr. Christopher, a renowned Bariatric surgeon in Tamil Nadu, is well-trained in minimally invasive surgery.


Risks of minimally invasive surgery 

Minimally invasive surgery is less risky than conventional surgery because it employs tiny surgical incisions. However, even with minimally invasive surgery, there are risks involved, such as: 

  • Risks and complications of anesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Thromboembolic disease
  • Shoulder pain from CO2 insufflation
  • Injury to organs

Frequently Asked Questions

Even though laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery, it still necessitates tiny incisions as opposed to endoscopy, which does not necessitate any incisions. An endoscope is an instrument used in endoscopy, while a laparoscope is a device used in laparoscopy.

The majority of surgical operations can be done in a less invasive manner. The esophagus, stomach, gall bladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, small and large intestine, appendix, adrenal glands, kidneys, bladder, and male and female genitourinary organs can all be removed or reconstructed by minimally invasive surgery,

Compared to traditional open surgery, the advantages of minimally invasive surgery include less postoperative pain, faster recovery and restoration, and fewer incisional problems.  Surgeons benefit from the less intrusive method because of the enhanced lighting and magnification provided by the cameras. Because each person operating can see the region of interest equally, this approach can be safer than open surgery.

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